Climate Refugees: How Climate Change Is Displacing Millions

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The New York Times Editorial Staff
The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc, 2018 M07 15 - 224 pages
In a world where temperatures fluctuate and extreme weather has become commonplace, several populations have already found themselves unable to survive in their homeland. Droughts, flooding, and crop failures have caused famine, while extreme weather events like hurricanes and tornadoes have destroyed homes and, at times, whole villages. The articles in this collection examine the phenomenon of climate refugees, including the reasons they must move, the impact it has on humans and the economy, and examining the politics and other factors that affect their arrival in new countries.
 

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Contents

Introduction
7
CHAPTER 1
10
Swallowed by the Sea
13
Living in Chinas Expanding Deserts
16
Mexico City Parched and Sinking Faces a Water Crisis
20
Polar Bears Path to Decline Runs Through Alaskan Village
32
A Remote Pacific Nation Threatened by Rising Seas
40
Sinking Islands Floating Nation
46
How a Warming Planet Drives Human Migration
150
Climate Change Is Driving People From Home So Why Dont They Count as Refugees?
152
Running Dry in Cape Town
155
A Spys Guide to Climate Change
159
CHAPTER 4
162
Where Can You Escape the Harshest Effects of Climate Change?
168
Our Behavior
173
Of 21 Winter Olympic Cities Many May Soon Be Too Warm to Host the Games
179

Left to Louisianas Tides a Village Fights for Time
49
CHAPTER 2
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As Climate Changes Southern States Will Suffer More Than Others
87
Climate Change in My Backyard
91
Drought and War Heighten Threat of Not Just 1 Famine but 4
95
A Lifetime in Perus Glaciers Slowly Melting Away
103
Floods Leave Paris Contemplating a Wetter Future
108
How Iran Fits an Alarming Pattern
111
CHAPTER 3
115
Resettling Chinas Ecological Migrants
123
Heat Hunger and War Force Africans Onto a Road of Fire
134
As Donald Trump Denies Climate Change These Kids Die of It
143
Fortified but Still in Peril New Orleans Braces for Its Future
182
Providing for 7 Billion Or Not
190
No Children Because of Climate Change? Some People Are Considering It
192
What Land Will Be Underwater in 20 Years? Figuring It Out Could Be Lucrative
197
Forests Protect the Climate A Future With More Storms Would Mean Trouble
202
Glossary
211
Media Literacy Terms
213
Media Literacy Questions
215
Citations
217
Index
221
Back Cover
225
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